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Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
Clyro
are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire,[2] composed of Simon Neil
Simon Neil
(guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released seven studio albums, four of which (Puzzle, Only Revolutions, Opposites and Ellipsis) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their sixth studio album, Opposites claiming their first UK number-one album.[3] After their first three albums, the band expanded their following significantly in 2007 with the release of their fourth, Puzzle, creating more mainstream songs with simpler rhythms and distancing themselves from the more unusual dissonant style that was present in their previous three albums. Puzzle peaked at number 2 on the official UK album charts on 16 June 2007
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Brit Awards
The BRIT Awards (often simply called The BRITs) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia" (in the early days the awards were sponsored by Britannia
Britannia
Music Club), but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trusts Show.[1] In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held in the month of May. Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
holds the record for the most BRIT Awards, 13 as a solo artist and another five as part of Take That. The awards were first held in 1977 and originated as an annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association, the BPI
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Rock Music
Rock music
Rock music
is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States
United States
in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and in the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music
Rock music
also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers
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BBC Radio Scotland
FM: 92.5–94.7 MHz AM: 585 and 810 kHz DAB: 11B, 11C and 12D Freeview: 719 ( Scotland
Scotland
only) Freesat: 712 Sky: 0116 (UK only) Virgin Media: 930 RDS: BBC
BBC
SCOTFirst air date 23 November 1978 (1978-11-23)Format News, music, sport, talkLanguage(s) EnglishOperator BBC
BBC
ScotlandOwner BBCSister stations BBC
BBC
Radio nan Gàidheal BBC
BBC
Radio Orkney BBC
BBC
Radio ShetlandWebcast BBC
BBC
iPlayer RadioWebsite bbc.co.uk/radioscotland BBC
BBC
Radio Scotland
Scotland
is BBC
BBC
Scotland's national English-language radio network. It broadcasts a wide variety of programmes
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Galaxy Scotland
Capital Scotland (formerly known as Beat 106, XFM Scotland, and later Galaxy Scotland) is a regional radio station owned by Communicorp UK and operated by Global Radio. It broadcasts to Scotland's Central Belt, an area surrounding the two cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the kingdom of Fife.Contents1 History1.1 Beat 106 1.2 XFM Scotland 1.3 Galaxy Scotland 1.4 105–106 Capital2 Programming2.1 News3 Former notable presenters 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Beat 106[edit] The station originally began on 19 November 1999 as Beat 106, a new rock and dance station. The first presenter on-air, at 1:06 pm on launch day, was Matt Finlay, who continued at the station until late 2005. His first words spoken were Is this thing on?. The first song on the station was 'Revolution No.9' by The Beatles followed by Fatboy Slim's 'Right Here, Right Now'. Other presenters at launch included George Bowie, Gina McKie, Graham Stewart and Jim Gellatly
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The Zutons
The Zutons
The Zutons
were an English indie rock band, formed in 2001 in Liverpool. They released their debut album, Who Killed...... The Zutons?
Who Killed...... The Zutons?
in May 2004 and achieved chart success with "Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?" and "Valerie", both taken from their second studio album Tired of Hanging Around in 2006. Both singles reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. "Valerie" was later covered by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(with the lead vocals provided by Amy Winehouse), who took the song to number 2 in 2007. The band quietly disbanded in 2009 with no announcement, before announcing a "last ever" reunion show for September 2016 in celebration of their friend, actor and former Tramp Attack frontman Kristian Ealey.[1]Contents1 History1.1 Formation 1.2 Early singles and Who Killed...... The Zutons?
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East Kilbride
East Kilbride
East Kilbride
(Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear) is the largest town in South Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
in Scotland
Scotland
and the 6th largest settlement in Scotland. It was also designated Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on a raised plateau to the south of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Glasgow
Glasgow
and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire. The town is enclosed by the White Cart Water to the west and the Rotten Calder
Rotten Calder
Water to the east, the latter flowing northwards adjacent to Blantyre, before joining the River Clyde
River Clyde
opposite Daldowie near Cambuslang.[4] This area was previously the site of the small village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development into a New Town
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Ayr
Ayr
Ayr
(/ɛər/; Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Àir, "Mouth of the River Ayr") is a large town and former Royal Burgh
Royal Burgh
on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. It is the administrative centre of the South Ayrshire Council area and historic county town of Ayrshire. Ayr
Ayr
is currently the most populated settlement in Ayrshire
Ayrshire
and is the 12th most populous settlement in Scotland
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Independent Record Label
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels. Many commercial bands and musical acts begin their careers on independent labels.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 See also 4 ReferencesOverview[edit] [2] Independent labels are small companies that produce and distribute records. These labels are not a part of three major label corporations and have a majority of the music titles. They have about 66 percent of music titles according to SoundScan and the RIAA, but only 20 percent of sales. [3] An independent label, which is also called an indie label is not connected to the three major record companies
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UK Albums Chart
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming[1] in the United Kingdom. It was published for the first time on 22 July 1956 and is compiled every week by the Official Charts Company
Official Charts Company
(OCC) on Fridays (previously Sundays). It is broadcast on BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
(top 5) and published in Music Week
Music Week
magazine (top 75), and on the OCC website (top 100). To qualify for the Official Albums Chart the album must be the correct length and price. It must be more than three tracks or 20 minutes long and not be classed as a budget album. A budget album costs between £0.50 and £3.75. Additionally, various artist compilations – which until January 1989 were included in the main album listing – are now listed separately in a compilations chart
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Weezer
Weezer
Weezer
is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo
(lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell
Brian Bell
(rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner
Scott Shriner
(bass, backing vocals). After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer
Weezer
released their debut self-titled album, also known as the "Blue Album", in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So", the Blue Album became a quadruple-platinum success. Their second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later
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Barrowland Ballroom
Barrowland Ballroom
Barrowland Ballroom
(also known as Barrowlands) is a dance hall and music venue located in Glasgow, Scotland.Contents1 History of Barrowland Ballroom 2 Bible John 3 The Barrowlands 2 4 Barrowlands in popular culture 5 References 6 External linksHistory of Barrowland Ballroom[edit] The original building opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow's city centre, built by "Barra Queen" Maggie McIver.[1][2] The "Barras" street market (more properly Glasgow
Glasgow
Barrowland market), after which the area and the ballroom are named, continues until the present day. The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a sizeable weatherproof hall above. The front of the building is decorated with a distinctive animated neon sign
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Vic Galloway
Michael "Vic" Galloway (born 4 August 1972) is a DJ on BBC Radio Scotland. Galloway presents a self-titled show on Radio Scotland every Monday from 9 pm to 11 pm and also the BBC Introducing Scotland Thursday evenings/Friday mornings from 11 pm to 1 am. He presents BBC Scotland's T in the Park television coverage every summer.Contents1 BBC Radio 2 BBC Television 3 Media career 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External linksBBC Radio[edit] In addition to his regular shows which have been running for over 11 years[needs update] on BBC Radio, Galloway has presented 2 series of 'Mouthing Off'[1] and 'The Big Scottish Adventure',[2] as well as various documentary series including 'Indie-pendent Scotland', 'The Banned History of Rock'n'Roll', 'Meet the Neighbours' and 'School for Genius'. He has broadcast live shows from the 'T in the Park', 'South by South West',[3] Indian Summer, 'Live 8' and 'Connect' festivals for the BBC
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Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
(/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/;[6][7] Scots: Glesga /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪əxu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow
Glasgow
City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council. Glasgow
Glasgow
is situated on the River Clyde
River Clyde
in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow
Glasgow
grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde
River Clyde
to become the largest seaport in Britain
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Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records
is an American-based Dutch major record label that concentrates primarily on heavy metal and hard rock bands. It is a division of Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group
and is based in New York City.Contents1 History 2 International labels2.1 Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records
UK3 Signed bands and previous artists 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The label was launched in 1980 in the Netherlands. Roadrunner's initial business was importing North American metal-band recordings into Europe. In 1986, Roadrunner opened its US headquarters in New York City and later opened offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Russia and the latest in Canada. Early successes included albums from King Diamond
King Diamond
(the first Roadrunner artist to enter the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) and Annihilator
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East Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
Ayrshire
(Scots: Aest Ayrshire, Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Àir an Ear) is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland. It shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
and South Lanarkshire. The headquarters of the council are located on London Road, Kilmarnock.[1] With South Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
and the mainland areas of North Ayrshire, it formed the former county of Ayrshire. The wider geographical region of East Ayrshire
Ayrshire
has a population of 122,100 at the last 2011 census, making it the 16th largest local authority in Scotland.[2] Spanning a geographical area of 1,262 km, East Ayrshire
Ayrshire
is the 14th largest local authority in Scotland
Scotland
in terms of geographical area
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